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Iran's Non-Oil Exports to Iraq Increase

By John Lee. Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq are reported to have increased by 0.7 percent. For the Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended on March 19), non-oil export to Iraq hit $8.9 billion, according to a deputy with the country's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO). Tehran Times reports that medicines and medical equipment, plastic products, ceramic […]

300 Peugeot Pars on their way to Iraq

By John Lee. By the end of this year Iran's IKCO will strengthen its presence in Iraq, dispatching 300 Peugeot Pars passenger cars, equipped with automatic gearboxes. "Iraqi market is one of the foremost export markets for IKCO," said Hassan Golchubian, IKCO Export Director of the Middle East and Africa, adding that as other markets, […]

Iraq Ports See Influx of 'Mediocre Products'

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has continued to implement strict inspection measures on imported goods through its maritime ports in the southern city of Basra, after having been accused of turning into “a warehouse for […]

SGS Loses Iraqi Import Inspection Contract

Iraq’s Ministry of Planning has reportedly canceled its contract with Switzerland's SGS after the company allegedly failed to respond to Iraqi authorities about what they described as “sluggish work”. SGS and Iraq signed a contract in January 2011 whereby the Swiss company provides product conformity assessment services for qualifying products allowing their importation into Iraq […]

Radiation-Contaminated Japanese Materials Seized in Umm Qasr

Umm Qasr port administration has announced the seizure of materials contaminated with radioactive isotopes imported from Japan, according to Aswat al-Iraq. A source told the news agency that an imported fork-lift, heading for the private sector, was discovered to have been contaminated by radiation. No information was given on the volume of radiation in the […]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Governments have many responsibilities, but one of the main requirements of government is not to get in the way. If an economy is to grow, the administration must facilitate, or at the very least not hinder, people who are trying to create value, satisfy demand, and serve customers. But the new inspection regime at Iraqi […]

Iraqi Govt to Tighten Importation Regulations

From the beginning of 2012 the Ministry of Trade will strictly control the importation of goods into the country, says the minister. Khayrullah Hassan told AKnews that the ministry will work according to a quota system based on need, and all imports must attain its prior approval. “We will not allow businessmen to trade in […]

Pre-Importation Inspection Program for Goods to Iraq

Starting May 1, 2011, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) has implemented the Pre-Importation Inspection, Testing, and certification of Goods into Iraq (ICIGI), relative to the COSQC Law No. 54 of 1979 (Article 3/Clause 8). Under this programme, COSQC requires that regulated imported products whose standard specifications were declared compulsory under the […]

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